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Principles of Engineering Thermodynamics, SI Edition
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Written in an informal, first-person writing style that makes abstract concepts easier to understand, PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS provides strong coverage of fundamental concepts and applications. To help readers develop a better understanding of how to apply thermodynamics in their careers and a stronger intuitive feel for how the different components of thermodynamics are interrelated, the book asks readers to explore how changes in a particular parameter can change a device's or process' performance. Readers are encouraged to develop computer-based models of devices, processes, and cycles and to take advantage of the speed of Internet-based programs and computer apps to find thermodynamic data, just as practicing engineers do.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1159614 in Books
- Brand: Cengage Learning
- Published on: 2015-02-02
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.90" h x .70" w x 8.00" l, 1.15 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 576 pages
- Cengage Learning
"...the author's strength is his informal, first-person writing style. It is an easy read for students."
"Nice presentation pace, and the examples are well placed and numerous."
"I really like the methodical approach teaching the student to use a "process" for solving the problems. I really like how you use the software to develop graphs and show trends. This develops the engineering judgment that we desire for our students to have."
"Good use of practical examples overall. Good flow from one topic to another. I really like the clarity of the writing. Overall, the easiest-to-read Thermo text that I have seen."
"The nature of topics is well presented with concepts from one chapter as a building block for the concepts in the following chapter. The author has provided many practical examples to illustrate the theory. The material is well written and up to the point."
About the Author
John R. Reisel (PhD, Purdue University) is Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where he teaches undergraduate courses in Thermodynamics and graduate courses in Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics. The author of many refereed articles published in peer-reviewed journals, Reisel is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and a recipient of the UWM Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. He is a Professional Engineer, State of Wisconsin.
Most helpful customer reviews
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Doesn't give final answers; l have no idea if l did the problems right or not
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
This one's worth the money.
By Amazon Customer
This textbook was given as prescribed for my thermodynamics course, and this comes from a student perspective. Straightly put, this is an incredibly well-written, concise, and easy-to-understand textbook, perfect for both beginners and students coming in with an existing grounding in thermo and its engineering applications. Each section is clearly laid out and follows a logical progression both in-chapter and throughout the book, with easy to understand diagrams and worked examples.
As another review has already mentioned, this book does not give the answers for its homework questions; otherwise this review would be five star. However, most of these questions are in the same format as the example problems given and can be solved the same way; peer collaboration and comparison mitigates this issue. I would prefer to give this book four and a half stars, but Amazon doesn't do things by half.
Overall this is the only textbook I have ever enjoyed and would recommend. I had an extremely poor thermodynamics lecturer, but this textbook helped me get an extremely high score in a pass famed at my university for its 50+% failure rate. Get a hardcopy, or at least an e-book - this one's worth the money.